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Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
Ridgedale, Missouri

Bat Bar in Lost Canyon Cave

If there's another drive-through golf-cart bar in a bat-filled cave on top of a mountain, we don't know about it.
Birmingham, Alabama

Thomas Jefferson Tower's Zeppelin Mooring Mast

The metal spire on the roof of this tower was intended as an airship docking station, but it was never actually used.
Birmingham, Alabama

Heaviest Corner on Earth

In 1911 this intersection was called "the heaviest corner in the South," and outlandish claim that only grew wilder over the years.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sculpture of Oliver Pollock

This sculpture may be the only known depiction of a man who helped finance the American Revolution and inadvertently created the dollar sign.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Atlanta, Georgia

Coca-Cola Secret Formula Vault

One of corporate America's best-kept secrets is also one of the most publicly displayed.
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Grave of Johnny Appleseed

This grave marks the final resting place of pioneer John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.
Grabill, Indiana

Grabill Country Sales

A bakery and variety store filled with an extensive taxidermy collection.
Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport Water Works Museum

One of the largest collections of intact Victorian-era waterworks equipment in the world.
Auburn, Indiana

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

A singular collection of hand-built art deco cars are held in a building with style to match.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis's own personal tropical hideaway.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
St. Louis, Missouri

1904 World's Fair Flight Cage

What was meant to be a temporary exhibit is now a permanent fixture at the St. Louis Zoo filled with beautiful birds.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Bayou St. John Confederate Submarine

A mysterious find dredged from Louisiana waters.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in this hotel's room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
Estes Park, Colorado

Birthplace of the American Board of Orthodontics

The start of the group that straightened the teeth of a nation.
Grand Lake, Colorado

Holzwarth Trout Lodge

The remains of an early 1900s dude ranch that operated until the 1970s.
Montrose, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

A dangerous narrow-gauge railroad once traced a route through this striking canyon.
Avery Island, Louisiana

Tabasco Museum and Factory

For 150 years one family has been producing the iconic hot sauce on a bayou island made of salt.
Gulf Shores, Alabama

Fort Morgan Historic Site

This coastal port saw one of the most significant battles of the Civil War.